Richard Myers

Richard (Dick) Callis Myers, 80, of Kent Island, died peacefully at his home on January 22. He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 25, 1933 to the late Lt. Col Jesse David Myers and Minnie Grace Callis-Myers. Duing the depression, Dick lived in Ft. Peck, Montana and later moved to Cheverly. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC and later graduated Valedictorian in 1951 from Lackey High School, Indian Head. Dick entered the Air Force in January of 1952 and served in the occupation forces in Europe. Although stationed in Germany, he often traveled to England. While attending the Lyceum Theatre dance hall, he met Rita Hopkinson of Hackney. They married two years later on April 14, 1956. Dick worked as a grocery checker while attending school to become an accountant. After several jobs, Dick became an owner and president of Colonial Moving and Storage Company. His firm serviced many prestigious clients including the World Bank. Dick was also President of National Moving and Storage Association in 1996. With his wife Rita, Dick traveled the world for his company making many life-long friends. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed sports of all kinds. Dick was a season ticket holder for the Redskins and Navy Football. With a passion to fly, he owned a private IFR and held a commercial pilot license. In addition to his wife, Rita Florence Hopkinson-Myers, of 58 years, he is survived by two children, Richard Daniel Myers of Kent Island, and Kristin Michelle Myers of Crofton; six grandchildren, Jonathan Myers of Crofton, Derek Jesse Myers of Arlington, VA, Gregory Arthur Myers of Severna Park, Bret Pederson of Crofton, Scott Richard Myers currently attending East Carolina University in NC and Heather Pederson of Crofton. A celebration of Dicks' life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, at Lasting Tributes Cremation & Funeral Care, 814 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. A gathering will follow until 4 p.m. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Dr., Centreville, MD 21617. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Capital on Jan. 29, 2014